Michael Tesauro, M.A., M.F.A., is the Writer/Editor for the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.
Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College, Tesauro worked as copywriter in the e-commerce space, holding contracts with a number of digital marketing agencies and tech start-ups. His primary responsibilities were to develop original content for websites, advertising, and marketing materials. Additionally, he was Associate Faculty at Riverside City College and Moreno Valley College, where he taught Composition and Critical Thinking.
Outside of copywriting and teaching, he is a contributing editor to Life & Thyme Magazine. At L&T, he writes narrative-driven essays that examine the intersection of food, culture, and identity. His work has also been published in Zócalo Public Square, USA Today, and KCET, amongst others.
He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside in 2011, his M.A. in English and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Chapman University in 2014. At Chapman, he was the Tabula Poetica Graduate Assistant, acting as digital coordinator for the program’s journal TAB and web editor for the English Department website.